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Enjoy Free Summer Music in Paramount!

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Concert/Food Truck Thursdays will be held in Progress Park, 15500 Downey Ave., from July 5 through August 9. The music (6:30-8:00 p.m.) is free. Food will be available for purchase from 6:00-8:00 p.m. It's festival-style seating, so bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Here's the line-up:

Thursday, July 5, Ricardo Levmo & La Makina Loca (Salsa)
Thursday, July 12, Tom Nolan Band (Jazz)
Thursday, July 19, Mariachi Romanza (Mariachi)
Thursday, July 26, Crown City Bombers (Rockabilly)
Thursday, August 2, L.A.vation (U2 Tribute Band)
Thursday, August 9, Smith Band (Country)

And thank you to our sponsors! Alt-Air Paramount, Clínica Medica Hispana Medical Corp., Horchateria Rio Luna, Pizza Press, Ward Properties, and Mariscos El Perihuete. You make summer in Paramount rock!

Before- and After-School YMCA Child Care

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The Los Cerritos YMCA will be providing before- and after-school child care for kindergarten through 5th grade during the fall semester for PUSD families starting in the 2018-19 school year. For detailed information in English and Spanish, please click here.

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Learn About, and Give Input On, the Transit Line Coming Through Paramount

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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) formally initiated the environmental studies through the Public Scoping Meetings in 2017 for the West Santa Ana Branch (WSAB) Transit Corridor, a new 20-mile light rail transit line that would connect downtown Los Angeles to southeast L.A. County and go through Paramount where there are two stations scheduled to be built.

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Plan to Prevent and Combat Homelessness Created for City

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The City of Paramount, working with the City of Bellflower and the non-profit organization PATH, has developed a "Plan to Prevent and Combat Homelessness" that outlines priorities in addressing these issues in both cities. Funding from Measure H through the County Homeless Initiative has made the plan possible.

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HUB Cities New Provider of Employment Services

Free employment, job search, and workforce training services for Paramount community members that were previously provided by the Southeast Area Social Services Funding Authority (SASSFA) will now be offered by the new designated workforce provider in town, the HUB Cities Consortium. They are located at 2677 Zoe Ave., Huntington Park; phone, (323) 586-4700.

To learn more about their services, please visit hubcities.org.

Paramount residents can still use SASSFA for these services at their office at 10400 Pioneer Blvd., Suite 9, Santa Fe Springs; phone, (562) 946-2237.
 

Home Security Rebates for Paramount Residents

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Property crimes in Paramount declined a healthy 21% in the first quarter of 2018, with burglaries down a dramatic 31%. Still, no crime level is ever acceptable to the City.

To help Paramount residents make their homes more secure, the City has started a Home Security Rebate Pilot Program for those purchasing a security product or service designed to deter property crimes.

Paramount residents can receive a rebate of up to $200 for such a purchase of their choice.

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Take YMCA Swim Lessons

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The City has entered into a partnership with the YMCA to provide swimming lessons at Paramount Park pool (14400 Paramount Blvd.). Starting the week of June 18, Paramount residents and PUSD families can sign up for lessons during the morning or evening hours that lessons are held. (Call 562.220.2121 for those times.)
 

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Downloadable Photos of City Events

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Photos of City events, like the recent holiday activities, are available for viewing and free downloading on the SmugMug website - cityofparamount.smugmug.com.
Click on the photo, hit the download icon at the bottom right, copy, and enjoy!

HUD Consolidated and Action Plans Available for Viewing

HUD Consolidated and Action Plans

Attached is the 2017-2021 Consolidated Plan inclusive of the 2017-2021 Action Plan.

ROPS Payment Schedule

On January 30, 2017, the Oversight Board for the Successor Agency for the Paramount Redevelopment Agency approved the Recognized Obligations Payment Schedule (ROPS 17-18) for the period July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. The ROPS was submitted to the California Department of Finance for review.

ROPS 17-18 (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018)
ROPS 16-17 (July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017)

Additional information about the elimination of redevelopment agencies can be found on the California Department of Finance's website.

http://dof.ca.gov/Programs/Redevelopment/
 

Paramount on YouTube

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A line up of Paramount productions - from the city, not the movie studio - is now on the video-streaming website YouTube. Shows highlight such things as public presentations at City Council meetings, special community events, an oral history of the our town, and other Paramount profiles. Click this link to visit www.youtube.com/cityofparamount.

 

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